IT modernisation series – LzLabs: Making mainframe apps ‘cloud-native’

Unlike digital-first organisations, traditional businesses have a wealth of enterprise applications built up over decades, many of which continue to run core business processes.

In this series of articles we investigate how organisations are approaching the modernisation, replatforming and migration of legacy applications and related data services.

A general misconception is that the cloud is a home purely for new applications. In fact, many initiatives are underway to transform legacy applications such that they can take advantage of the cloud. Major players in the cloud world are contributing software infrastructure along with an open source model, to support this exponentially growing enthusiasm for cloud deployment.

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